Protect your privacy, remove the unique ID of Google Chrome

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Protect your privacy, remove the unique ID of Google Chrome

Postby Andrew on Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:39 am

Google Chrome uses a client_id variable which is unique for every Chrome user. This can be used to create user profiles of a user’s actions while using Chrome. You can delete this information and secure your browser by using a free software called [url=http://www.aqlsoft.com/chrome-privacy-protector/]Chrome Privacy Protector[/b].

What is Google Chrome unique ID
More information about Chrome unique ID, there is an article from Google official document:
From Google: General privacy: Privacy, unique IDs, and RLZ

Unique IDs:The Privacy Policy for Google Chrome mentions several unique application numbers. Those include the following:
  • The installation ID (IID) is created at install time to remove duplicate installation reports from Google servers. This is necessary to accurately count the number of successful installations of Google Chrome that have occurred. The IID is generated randomly (not based on any other information) and is deleted in the next update check after first run.
  • The client ID is used for the user metrics service. This is an opt-in service that lets users send usage statistics to Google so that we can learn how Google Chrome is being used for the sake of making improvements. It helps us answer questions like, "Are people using the back button?" and "How common is it that people click the back button repeatedly?" Users can always update their preference about sending usage statistics.


How to Remove the unique ID of Google Chrome from your computer
  • Download Chrome Privacy Protector from AQLSoft, and then install it.
  • Close all Google Chrome windows that it is currently launched.
  • Launch Chrome Privacy Protector, and then click the "Remove unique ID now" button to anonymize your Google Chrome.

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